Is Hillary Clinton getting nervous? She attacked her rival after his win in Wisconsin on Tuesday, questioning his authenticity as a Democrat:
“He’s a relatively new Democrat, and, in fact, I’m not even sure he is one. He’s running as one. So, I don’t know quite how to characterize him.” Reminding us that Bernie is new to the party seems to be a key part of her strategy to take him down. She also likes to contrast her ‘experience’ with Bernie’s 25 years as an Independent.
“I’m going to do my best to make sure that all the experience I’ve had starting as your Senator after 9/11 and going all the way through my Secretary of State years is put to good use to keep our country safe and to make sure we work with our friends and our allies,” she stated during a recent campaign visit.
Hillary also accused Bernie’s campaign of lying about the candidate’s record and spending too much time attacking fellow Dems.
“There is a persistent, organized effort to misrepresent my record, and I don’t appreciate that. And I feel sorry for a lot of the young people who are fed this list of misrepresentations,” said Hillary. “I know that Sen. Sanders spends a lot of time attacking my husband, attacking President Obama. I rarely hear him say anything negative about George W. Bush, who I think wrecked our economy.”
What does Bernie have to say about this animosity? He thinks Hillary feels threatened. “We have won 7 out of 8 of the recent primaries and caucuses,” he said Wednesday to a cheering audience in Philadelphia. “I don’t believe that she is qualified…if she is through her super PAC taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds.”
Sanders went on to criticize Hillary for supporting the “disastrous war in Iraq,” the Panama Free Trade Agreement, and for “virtually every disastrous trade agreement which has cost us millions of decently-paying jobs.”
The Vermont Senator gained serious momentum with a strong win in Wisconsin last week, but Hillary is still in the lead when it comes to delegate count. Next up is New York on April 19th, where recent polls show Hillary with a double-digit lead.